Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Westport, MA - There's the Ocean, There's the Land, and Then There's Both

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Westport, Massachusetts
Lately it seems everyone wants a home in Westport. So lets explore and share it's beauty. As I have often said in many posts you sometimes forget just how lucky you are to live where you do.

When I think of Westport two things come to mind.

The Ocean and Beaches probably from spending so much time there as a kid.
The Land and Farms most likely because of the Westport Fair. Love the fair especially the tractor pulls.

Both in there own way can make you feel very small but today I am feeling big. Maybe because it's hunting season and I have been looking at camps in Maine. To Mainers what I am about to describe to you is small. In acreage anyway.

3 bedroom, 2 baths, fireplace, detached garage w/heat and 200 amp service on 14 acres List Price under $350,000

Here is one that got away and I only looked yesterday. Guess I'm not the only one thinking big. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, fireplace, 16.8 acres List Price $350,000

4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 half bath, garage, gas fireplace, all the bells and whistles on 14 acres
List Price under $600,000

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 half baths, fireplace, 40x80 brick garage w/office & half bath, 4 stall horse barn w/plumbing & electric, attached indoor pool on 15.7 acres
List Price under $1,000,000

4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 fireplaces, garage, fish pond, manicured landscape, close to beaches and marina on 9.5 acres List Price under $1,300,000

1850 Renovated Westport Farm House offering 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 1 half bath, 3 fireplaces, guest house, garage, barn, pool, thatched roof hen house, fruit trees, views of meadows and river on 17.8 acres List Price under $2,400,000

Did you ever dream of owning an equestrian facility? Here is your chance. 5 Bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 half bath, fireplace, 20-Stall Barn w/radiant heat, lighted indoor arena, wash stalls w/hot & cold water, grooming stalls, outside arena, so much more...all 1/4 mile from the ocean
List Price $2,800,000

6 bedrooms, 4 baths, 1 half bath, 2 fireplaces 50-acre waterfront estate on the Westport River, 1475 ft of River frontage w/registered dock, building lots, Abuts 60 acres of conservation land
List Price under $4,000,000

These short descriptions only briefly touch what these properties have to offer. To enjoy the real beauty and magnificence they must be seen.

So there you have it big offerings from a town with a big community and heart to match. I am sure you won't be disappointed. Warning: if you come for a visit you may never leave.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Farewell to Summer - Tiverton from the River

We only had a few opportunities to enjoy the boat this summer. I kept telling myself to bring the camera and on our last voyage I did.
There are few things I enjoy more than a boat ride through the Sakonnet River. It was a chilly day and white billowy clouds littered the sky. A beautiful day not a wave or ripple to be found as far as eye could see.

As we enter the River from Nanaquaket Pond we are greeted by this Island. I guess it is called Gould Island as kids we always called it Rat Island with many stories to support how the rats got to the Island. It is a haven for the Birds. My family loves to explore this island. Not me. I'll stay on the boat and leave the Island for the Birds.

Moving down river towards Little Compton I am welcomed by some of my favorite homes which can only be seen by water (well unless you drive on the property).

A house on the river and corral in back reminds me that Tiverton is not just about the sea but also the land. Horse back riding is enjoyed as well as farming and fresh produce. Talk about the best of both worlds.

So close to the water sitting a top of a grand sea wall in the midst of the trees I smell the salt air blowing through the open windows. Images of crashing waves beating the grand sea wall singing it's stormy song on not so pleasant days. Magnificent sunsets on warm summer evenings. Standing by the glow of a fire watching a light snow fall feeling the chill of the sea. Oh, this is the life for me.

Along the shore of the river is this treasure waiting patiently for new owners knowing one day it too will be a wonder to see.

So now we bid farewell to Summer and say hello to winter. Soon we will be covered with a blanket of snow and the shore will hibernate. Her beauty will shine for only few to see as the fishermen make their way to sea.

Here is a great article"New England Style, Little Known and Liking It" found in the travel section of the New York Times written in 2007.

When you need to remember summer on a cold winter's day you could search out Paul Bergeron of Sakonnet River Pie. Enjoy a Handmade Native Fruit Pie made from fruit and berries grown on small coastal farms. Sakonnet River Pie is dedicated to supporting these family farms.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

NEW PRICE! 8 Mount Pleasant Ave Providence, RI $119000

This home has been brought back to life with so much to offer. Refinished Hardwoods, Fresh Paint, French Doors, 31 top quality replacement windows, full walk-up attic, and full basement. Great home for a family, business professional, or an alternative for college campus living. Off street parking - 4 spaces. Ready for immediate occupancy.

When I show this home I notice more and more. Besides this house being in move in condition the area has so much to offer. Tired after a long day and don't feel like cooking your dining choices are endless - Chinese, Mexican, subs right next door. If you desire Federal Hill is minutes away. I even saw a Jamaican Restaurant that I would like to try. Colleges are minutes away as well as bus service, shopping, & movie rentals.

Come See!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Homes For Sale Fall River, Providence, Tiverton

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As I drive through the cul-de-sac I can't help to notice pride of ownership in this desirable North End neighborhood. The homes are well maintained with nicely manicured yards. Enjoy country living with the conveniences offered by the city. Shopping, dining, banking, highway access minutes from your home.

When I show this home I notice more and more. Beside this house being in move in condition the area has so much to offer. Tired after a long day and don't feel like cooking your dining choices are endless - Chinese, Mexican, subs right next door. If you desire Federal Hill is minutes away. I even saw a Jamaican Restaurant that I would like to try. Colleges are minutes away as well as bus service, shopping, & movie rentals.

SOLD - One of the best priced homes in the cozy seaside town of Tiverton. This is not your typical Mobile Home. It has been transformed into a warm and inviting home. Swimming, Boating, and Fishing are minutes from your door. Looking for a home, a vacation home or tired of renting. This is a must see home.

To schedule a showing please call or e-mail:

Lisa Glowacki


Monday, May 25, 2009

Don't Miss Out on that Water Front Property

It is funny how at times I am reminded how closely my two businesses are related. When you are in the Antique Business and you get a call to look at something you go because you just never know.

The other day I was researching water front property and seeing what was available for list price under $550,000.00. Among others I came across this listing I just couldn't avoid going to see. One - I love the water and two - the price just seemed right. Built 2006, 3/4 bedroom, 3 full baths, salt water front in a sort after RI town with a list price under $540,000. I have to go look right?

When you live in New England you sometimes forget that this:

Turns into this:

And it is exactly why I start searching early for water front property for sale. If you refer back to my post Spring is in the Air I can Smell the Ocean I was letting you know then about the water front listings. There are a lot of great links providing a ton of information about Newport County. In that post I mention Bristol County and Massachusetts and they are both still on the list. My other post Coastal Village News my be of interest to you also. This post mentions the new marina in Tiverton which is still on the way. Here is an update for those interested. Apparently Quality Yacht Services sold it to Trinity Marine Group of the Channel Islands for 8.6 million dollars.

Getting back to that water front property. When I saw the house I wanted to stay. It is in great condition. Hard wood and tile floors, whirl pool tub in the master bedroom with a deck overlooking the water, garage opening from both the drive way and water front, stucco/masonry exterior with trex decking, central a/c. Not to large not to small just right so there is plenty of time to enjoy summer. Need I say more? Whether you plan this home to be a vacation or full time property it has to be on your must see list.

If you start looking now maybe just maybe you can be in this home or another by the 4th of July.
Enjoying your morning coffee like this:

And enjoying a glass of wine after a long day of play like this:

Seriously, if you are looking for water front property this is probably the best time to buy. There are many choices and the prices are right. I have many picks on my list. Don't miss out on that water front property you always wanted to own. I am even seeing bank owned water front property and those are five words I never thought I would use in the same sentence. Call me at 401-369-1766 or e-mail me at lgtiv@aol.com. Lets got House Hunting 2009 for Water Front Property.
The sun is out and I am going to grab my book, sit by the water and enjoy the rest of my day.
Happy Memorial Day,

Sunday, April 5, 2009

For Sale - New Listing Tiverton, RI


Tiverton, RI


subject to lender approval

Beautiful Custom Built Log Home with 3500+ square feet of living space on almost an acre wooded lot. 3/4 Bedrooms 3.1 Baths. New 4 bedroom septic system in 2006. 2 Fireplaces.

Wood interior with vaulted ceilings, skylights, hardwood floors. A Majestic 35' stone fireplace Big, bright, sunny kitchen. Big Bathrooms. Screened Porch. Plus much more.

Additional living space in the walk out lower level including a family room with a fireplace, bathroom, and extra rooms.

Exterior Features include a two story out-building, out-door brick fireplace/BBQ, above ground pool, and Koi Pond.

To be one of the first to see this property please call Lisa Glowacki, Real Estate Broker RI & MA at (401) 369-1766.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Brimfield Antique and Flea Market Shows 2009

It's that time a year again "The Brimfield Antique..." starts again in May. The first show date in 2009 is May 12-17. See the Brimfield General Info Page for the next show dates.

If you have plans to attend the Brimfield Shows when you are walking New England Motel be sure to stop by Booth 211.

If you are in search of decorative items this is the both for you. Lovely inlaid tables, a wide variety of lighting, nice furnishings, and unique finds.

If your desire is Oak Furniture you really need to stop at the booth next to 211 which is probably 212 - 214 also New England Motel. There are some great pieces and ready for your home.

If you have never been to the Brimfield Shows and you find yourself looking for something to do it is an experience you will not forget. There are 21 independent venue/field owners with lots of vendors offering antique and unique merchandise for sale. If you are a collector you are almost guaranteed to find a treasure to add to your collection. If you are looking to furnish or shop for items for your home the selection couldn't get better. There are also lots of food vendors and the smell of kettle corn in the air.

If you find that perfect piece of furniture you have been looking for that is in need of repair or refinishing don't disregard the purchase you have options. Mark Faris (401) 624-0680 Furniture Restoration Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts does wonderful repair and refinish work. I am sure there are talented people he your area also.

If you do visit the Brimfield Shows stop by New England Motel and say hello to my friends. Put on your walking shoes and have fun shopping and treasure hunting.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Spring is in the Air I Smell the Ocean

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There are sure tell tale signs that spring is coming. For the first time in months the pond isn't frozen, the temperature reached about 50 degrees and when I walked out the door I smelled the ocean. Other signs are telling me spring is right around the corner also.

A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine went clamming and gave me some of the bounty. He is a brave soul he even clams in the winter and it can get real cold. The clams were so sweet and delicious. I did have to share them with my dog. Crazy thing she loves clams and raw quahogs. Thank you my friend.

We also had our first claim boil of the season. Think we are trying to get this spring thing on or what? Have you ever had a clam boil? It is one of the best one pot meals going. Basically you get potatoes, onions, hot dogs, sausage, chourice, and clams (maybe if you have been really good you put in some lobsters). Layer in a pot in that basic order spice with garlic, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper add a little water in the bottom of the pan and let it boil til the hot dogs plump and the clams open.

One last sign for me is no matter how warm a day I still have the heat in car on high. Even when I think to myself: Wow, I'm a little warm I don't turn it down. I can't wait to hear everyone complaining about how hot it is. We New Englanders love to complain about the weather. Part of our charm I guess.

So Spring is sneaking up on us and Summer will be here in a flash so this post is all about salt waterfront living in Newport County Rhode Island. I know we are the smallest state in the Union but we are not as small as one might think and when it comes to seaside fun there is a lot of ground to cover.

The Towns of Newport County

Jamestown An Island Community in Narragansett Bay: Jamestown is a small island in the middle of Narragansett Bay. It is approximately 9 miles long and 1 mile wide. Wonderful ocean views and island scenery make this area a desirable summer vacation destination.

Little Compton Is a rural-farming community and home of the famous Rhode Island Red (a breed of fowl). There are currently 3 salt waterfront properties listed at prices from $650,000.00 - 7,900,000.00.

Middletown is known for it’s exceptional beaches, diverse cultural heritage and outstanding quality of life. There are currently 4 salt waterfront properties listed at prices from $4,999,000.00 - 9,750,000.00

Newport The City by the Sea: watch the video There are currently 4 salt waterfront properties listed at prices from $1,499,00.00 - 9,900,000.00

Portsmouth a traditional New England coastal charm is allied with dynamic business attitudes. There are currently 24 salt watetfront properties listed at prices from $239,000.00 - 6,999,000.00 15 of which are listed under $600,000.00.

Tiverton in recent years has grown as a summer resort and residential area. There are 15 salt waterfront properties listed at prices from $450,000.00 - 2,750,000.00 4 of which are listed under $600,000.00.

Each of these coastal communities are entitled to their bragging rights. They offer some spectacular views while maintaining a cozy, country lifestyle. Whether you enjoy boating, fishing, or relaxing at one of the beautiful beaches reading a good book this is the place you want to be. Did I forget to mention the seafood? All I have to say is some of the BEST.

Check out the links in this post. There are some great photos, all the information you could want concerning each town. If you are planning a vacation to this part of Rhode Island the link for Newport County leads to a really nice web site with lodging, shopping, things to do, and events for each of these towns with the primary focus on Newport.

If you every wanted to live on the water front now is the time to be looking. Enjoy and discover Newport County Rhode Island. Next we will explore Bristol County Rhode Island salt water front living. Then on to Massachusetts.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Tiverton, RI - Nice Homes - Nice Price$


There are a few things in life I am passionate about:

FOOD - I love good food and trying new recipes. I think we are lucky in this area to have such a variety when it comes to food. We have seafood, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Greek, just to mention a few.

Small to Medium Size Business - I love to support small to medium size business. I have always had a great amount of respect for the owners of these businesses. Until you have one yourself you can't image the work it takes to keep a business running never mind the sleepless nights.

Music - There is nothing better than when you are driving and you hear all your favorite songs. I have a lot of them. Once somebody made me a tape (I know I'm dating myself) called Ooh, That's my Favorite Song.

Real Estate (saving the best for last) - I love looking at homes. Lately I have been noticing some really good prices. So not being able to hold back any longer I had to go look. For those of you who read my blogs it isn't a secret how I feel about Tiverton.

Here are my picks of the week:

2 Bedroom 1 Bath Ranch -List Price $131,900.00 - Above Grd Liv Area: 646

nice neighborhood, good size fenced in yard, up-dated kitchen, hardwood floors, full basement, deck, replacement windows, septic system installed in 2006. Pending

3 Bedroom 1 Bath Raised Ranch - List Price $149,000.00 - Above Grd Liv Area: 1208

large yard, fenced in above ground pool area, dead end street, hardwood floors, up-dated bathroom, replacement windows, additional living area below, 2 stall garage, really nice deck, needs some work - no boiler or hot water tank. Sold

2 Bedroom 1 Bath Ranch - List Price $159,000.00 - Above Grd Liv Area: 850

completely renovated, nice corner lot offering a great yard, parking for 4, hardwood & ceramic floors, new windows & roof, new stainless steel appliances. If you are looking for this size home this is a must see. Pending

3 Bedroom 1 Bath Ranch - List Price $190,000.00 - Above Grd Liv Area: 1384

nice large yard (Lot SF 17,178), vinyl siding, hardwood floors, nice lighting fixtures, makes you say Wow, I noticed painting going on. Should see soon. Once painting is done this house would merit a price increase. Just my opinion. Pending

3 Bedroom 1 Bath Ranch - List Price $225,000.00 - Above Grd Liv Area: 1232

I love when you walk through the door and you say nice! Hardwood floors, fireplace, bright dining area with sliding doors, nice size bedrooms, bathroom off one of the bedrooms, 1 car garage with lots of extra storage space, big very clean basement. Well cared for home. Pending

Lets take a few more minutes to let you know about homes I drove by that I think you would be interested in seeing. I haven't seen the insides of these homes but if you are interested it could be arranged (if you are not currently in a contract with another agent). Of course you can see them but your agent would have to arrange the viewing.

2 Bedroom 1 Bath Cape Cod Style - List Price $144,900 - Above Grd Liv Area: 840 Pending

2 Bedroom 1 Bath Ranch - List Price $189,900.00 - Above Grd Liv Area: 748 Expired

3 Bedroom 1 Bath Ranch - List Price $201,900.00 - Above Grd Liv Area: 944 Same

2 Bedroom 1 Bath Cape Cod - List Price $218,000.00 - Above Grd Liv Area: 910 Same

3 Bedroom 1 Bath Ranch - List Price $225,000.00 - Above Grd Liv Area: 1216 Pending

3 Bedroom 3 Bath Contemporary - List Price $225,000.00 - Above Grd Liv Area: 1650 Below Grd Living Area: 1100 PENDING 2/3/09

So there you have it. Eleven homes priced $225,000.00 or less. I see you picking up those real estate books. If you want to view these properties or others and you are not in a contract or don't have a real estate agent call me at 401-369-1766 or e-mail at lgtiv@aol.com. I am always looking for properties for you.
Two Pending since I wrote this post.
Updated - 3/9/09
Updated - 3/25/09

There are many other great towns in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Which one should I explore next? Any requests?

Thank You,

Lisa Glowacki

Real Estate Broker RI & MA

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Furniture Restoration in Rhode Island

If you have a piece of furniture in need of restoration or you see a piece of furniture that you love but is in horrible condition don't be afraid to purchase it. Mark Faris does exceptional restoration at an affordable price. The quality of an older piece of furniture by far surpasses the particle board construction of a new piece of furniture. The cost even after restoration is still a fraction of what it would cost to buy new.

Below you will see before and after photos of a hundred plus year old table that Mark has recently restored over the past few days.

If you would like to see more before and after photos of Mark's work please e-mail me at lgtiv@aol.com.
If you are looking to have piece restored you can reach Mark at (401) 624-6080.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Seal returns to the Sakonnet River - Tiverton, RI

It snowed again last night. But what a nice surprise to see that the seal had returned to the Sakonnet River. Almost every year this time we welcome the return of our salt water friend. Considering how much ocean we are surrounded by it is not often that you see these kind of animals in the Sakonnet River. So when our friend returns it makes me very happy and excited. I heard dolphins swam through the river last summer or maybe the summer before but unfortunately I missed them.

If you are near by you might want to come see the seal. It sits on the rocks just past Grinnell's Beach on Main Rd.

These are the best pictures I could get with my camera. It is days like this I wish I had a better camera (it is on the list).

While I have your attention let me give you a quick update on what is going on in Tiverton:

Two new public trails have recently opened at Weetamoe Woods. For more information about Weetamoe Woods go to Bill's Wild Outdoors or Tiverton Town Hall. There is also a 418 acre former dairy farm located in Tiverton called Eight Rod Farm Management Area where you can enjoy Canoeing, Freshwater Fishing, and Horseback Riding. It has be snowing so I would think it would also be nice for cross county skiing. Please check with RI DEM before Hiking, Horseback Riding, or possible cross country skiing this time of year to be sure it does not conflict with hunting season which includes deer hunting (archery & muzzle load only). It is stocked with pheasants during pheasant season and open to bird hunters. It is a great place to train your bird dog. Many hunters take advantage and take their dogs. FYI if you love these sports or this life style there is a nice property for sale abutting Eight Rod Farm Management Area (for more information please call me at (401) 369-1766 or e-mail lgtiv@aol.com.
No matter what the season there is always something to do in Tiverton. About a week ago I took my grand daughter for a ride to get her to nap. We ended up at Fogland Beach where there were wind surfers. I have to admit I left the warmth of car to take a stroll on the beach to find some treasures. The great thing about town is no matter what part of town you live in you are never far away to enjoy these places.
Maybe you should call Tiverton home or your vacation home town. There are homes in every price range. Currently there are 22 homes available under $240,000.00 (not including mobile homes and 55+ communities). I saw a cute two bedroom today with a list price of $137,900.00. 30 homes listed between $240,000.00-$350,000.00, 38 homes listed between $350,000.00-$550,000.00 (the one located near Eight Rod Farm falls in this price range) 22 homes listed between $550,000.00-$850,000.00 and 16 homes listed at $850,000.00 or more.
Information was obtained from the RI MLS.
Don't forget to come back often there are lots of nice towns that we will be visiting in the near future.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Is It Really Day 7 of the New Year

Hi everyone. No I haven't dropped off the face of the earth. There has just been a lot of things going on and I just can't seem to catch up from the Holidays or maybe I am getting busier. So here is the run down so far:

January 1, 2009 - On my way to enjoy good times with my family and good food and I blew my transmission. A client contacted me interested in looking at some property (very nice).

January 3, 2009 - Viewed properties some interest. Gathering information.

January 4, 2009 - My e-mail got phished on one of my social networks. This is not nice at all and very unproductive. What is there really to gain by that kind of nonsense?

January 5, 2009 - Did some deliveries. Did I mention we also have an Antique business? We do all kinds of jobs including complete clean outs for properties (trash included). Still working on that potential sale. Oh yeah also had to change all my passwords due to phishing.

January 6, 2009 - Did a job in the morning. Second viewing of property.

January 7, 2009 - Off to town hall for more research of property. Trying to catch up on my blogging. More things I need to get done.

There is lots of news to share with you guys. Let me just quickly mention Avitech, Inc. has closed on the new location in Warren, RI. Hurray! Waiting for pictures on this project. I am sure you won't be disappointed.

So please be patient and keep coming back. There are a lot of good real estate buys and I will be sharing more information.



Call me or fill out my form if you are interested in buying property. After all it is a New Year and we are all raring to go and I am feeling 2009 is going to be a good year. As always in closing - if you are currently in a contract with another real estate agent, broker, or real estate company this is not a solicitation.